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Re: Garth Conboy

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 15:15:39 +0200
Cc: W3C EPUB 3 Working Group <public-epub-wg@w3.org>, W3C Publishing Steering Committee <public-publishing-sc@w3.org>, W3C Publishing Business Group <public-publishingbg@w3.org>, W3C EPUB3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>, "public-epubcheck@w3.org" <public-epubcheck@w3.org>, W3C Communication Team <w3t-comm@w3.org>
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To: Tzviya Siegman <tsiegman@wiley.com>
I will miss him. A lot. I had the privilege to work with him in the Publishing Interest and Working Groups, and it was just really really great to do so. And I will also miss the great colleague and companion that I spent time with at a number of places around the world. Who will give us a "happy pill" now?

R.I.P.

Ivan

> On 1 Jul 2021, at 14:44, Siegman, Tzviya <tsiegman@wiley.com> wrote:
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> A giant of the ebook world has left us. Garth Conboy (Google) died on June 29 in La Jolla, California. Garth was truly an ebook pioneer, helping lead the effort to create the very first ebook spec, OEB 1.0, in 1999. He had a leadership role in every version of EPUB since then, as well as being a primary editor of those specs. He served as chair of the IDPF board of directors, and was instrumental in bringing EPUB to W3C. He co-chaired the Publishing Working Group, which created the Audiobook spec. It’s fair to say that EPUB would not have happened without Garth’s vision, knowledge, and preternatural good nature. We will miss his good humor, his broad perspective, and his cheerful voice that will never again say, “sounds good to me.”
> Google is organizing some remembrances of Garth, both stories and photos. These will be bundled together to make both a printed book and an EPUB to present to Garth’s family. Please provide your submissions by July 12th. If you have any trouble accessing the Google files, please send your submissions to Tzviya.
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> Please share your stories at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dUSEa-ygk9NsgRkzMQA0rxL_h7umdgD3Yfkm-nMQxP0/edit?usp=sharing <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/docs.google.com/document/d/1dUSEa-ygk9NsgRkzMQA0rxL_h7umdgD3Yfkm-nMQxP0/edit?usp=sharing__;!!N11eV2iwtfs!86mpD5aZIQIJZdWlf3MrNLDFWCE9gKdH-Ve0IurbK7be4qybHeacDfhIdTumvg$>
> Please share photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6LaHJxCtS88gX6PU6 <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/photos.app.goo.gl/6LaHJxCtS88gX6PU6__;!!N11eV2iwtfs!86mpD5aZIQIJZdWlf3MrNLDFWCE9gKdH-Ve0IurbK7be4qybHeacDfgPWNzImQ$>
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> Tzviya Siegman
> Information Standards Principal
> Wiley
> 201-748-6884
> tsiegman@wiley.com <mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com>

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